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Mark and Patty Junek of Gillette were in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday when the Capitol was stormed by hundreds of protesters. The Juneks were attending a rally that preceded the incident and although they said they saw no violence during their visit, they did hear what sounded like an explosion and heard accounts of the incident on the news. This picture, provided by the Juneks, shows the Capitol surrounded by crowds following the rally. (Photo courtesy of Mark and Patty Junek)

Gillette couple gives account of D.C. rally   By Cary Littlejohn Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Most Wyomingites took in the violence and destruction in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday through their TVs, phones and computers. Mark and Patty Junek of Gillette were in...

A young protestor throws a mask onto a burning pile during the Free Wyoming rally against Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and the mask mandates Monday outside the Capitol in downtown Cheyenne. The protest was organized by Rep. Scott Clem, R-Gillette, who has been a vocal opponent of any statewide mandates. (Photo by Michael Cummo, Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Protesters: ‘Stop the tyranny’ of health orders   By Kathryn Palmer Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – About 250 people demonstrated in front of the Wyoming State Capitol Monday afternoon to protest a statewide mask mandate and other COVID-19 related restrictions. Calls to...
Gordon will allow business hour limits to expire   By Brandon Foster Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon will soon lift public health orders that required Wyoming bars and restaurants to close at 10 p.m., his office announced Saturday afternoon.  Gordon...
Coal production drop hurt other industries   By Jonathan Gallardo Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — The year-over-year decline in taxable sales in the third quarter in Campbell County was the largest in four years, and the Energy Capital of the Nation is recovering more...
Outgoing lawmaker plans protest of health orders   By Nick Reynolds and Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — With Gov. Mark Gordon’s public health orders meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 set to expire, a departing Wyoming Republican lawmaker is organizing a...
Act aimed at boosting carbon capture approved   By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — A piece of legislation tucked into the federal spending bill signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday could help speed up the development of carbon capture technologies in...
Hospitals treating fewer COVID patients   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — On Nov. 30, during the height of the fall COVID-19 surge, Wyoming hospitals were caring for nearly 250 patients infected with the coronavirus.  The state’s largest hospital — Wyoming...
Legislator’s son describes how COVID-19 came on quickly   By Andrew Graham, WyoFile.com   Rep. Roy Edwards’ battle with COVID-19 lasted a little more than two weeks before he died in Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, his son Mitch Edwards said.  Though the family did not immediately release details...

Willis (Bill) Hughes waves for a portrait from a courtyard at the Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center Friday afternoon. Photo by Mike Moore, Gillette News Record.

Son of 99-year-old World War II vet speaks when father can't   By Cary Littlejohn Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Recalling stories of his father’s service during World War II, Doug Hughes begins with a peculiar memory. “He said they bombed a lot of whales,” he said. He...
Arch speeding up work to get rid of Wyoming coal mines   By Greg Johnson Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Arch Resources is accelerating its efforts to divest itself of its Powder River Basin coal mines as it expects to produce about 27% less coal this year than in 2019...

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